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Sources: The Ohio State University selects new president

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:03

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio State University has chosen the chancellor of the State Univesity of New York system as the school’s new president, sources confirmed to NBC4’s Colleen Marshall Tuesday.

The sources confirmed that Kristina Johnson, the former chancellor of the 64-college SUNY system, will be announced as the new OSU president in the coming days.

OSU President Michael Drake announced his retirement last November. 

Johnson is stepping down after accepting the position three years ago at a salary of $560,000 a year.

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Man recovering after being shot by passing motorist on I-71 North

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:58

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are investigating after a man was shot Tuesday afternoon by a passing driver while he was traveling on I-71 between I-70 and I-670.

Police say a single gunshot was fired at the car by a passing driver and hit the victim.

At around 4:15 p.m, officers went to The Ohio State University Hospital after receiving a report that the victim had shown up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The man was listed in stable condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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Report: Fauci says US should have 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses by year's end

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:50

The U.S. should have 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. That's what Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said Tuesday according to CNN. He added that he hopes the U.S. will have 200 million doses by early 2021.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was taking part in a question and answer session with the Journal of the American Medical Association.

CNN reports Fauci said a vaccine candidate made by Moderna should enter the final stage (Phase III) of volunteer trials by the first week of July. That will involve 30,000 people. Fauci said it would include the "entire spectrum" of adults, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

“The real business end of this all will be the Phase III that starts in the first week of July, hopefully, “ Fauci said. “We want to get as many datapoints as we can.”

Fauci said scientists should know by November or December if the vaccine works.

Fauci also said he is cautiously optimistic about other vaccine trials that are underway.

Whether Americans will jump to take that vaccine is another story. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll last week found 49% said they would definitely get vaccinated while 31% were not sure and 20% said they would not.

The main reason that 20% said they would not: Safety. 7-in-10 of the "no" respondents are concerned about side effects. Forty-two percent fear the vaccine will actually give them the coronavirus. Less than half said they didn't think they would get seriously ill from the virus if they caught it or said they outbreak isn't as serious as some say it is.

The vast majority of those who would get the vaccine said they would do so to protect themselves, their family, their community and to feel safe around other people. Seventy-two percent said life will not go back to normal until most people are vaccinated.

The majority of coronavirus cases cause mild to moderate symptoms that clear up in two to three weeks. But for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness and death.

Coronavirus: What you need to know

There are now 33,892 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio; 2,041 people have died from the virus and 6,130 were hospitalized, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Breakdown of Ohio cases by county >>

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

10TV is committed to bringing you a FACTS NOT FEAR approach to our coronavirus reporting. You can count on 10TV to give you the latest developments and the impacts on you and your family. For complete coverage, visit: 10TV.com/coronavirus.

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Upper Arlington announces plan to open pools this summer; water park remains closed for season

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:24

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (WCMH) — The City of Upper Arlington announced a plan to open the city’s two municipal pools starting this month.

The city unveiled a modified pool operating schedule, which would allow for up to 100 people in each pool for up to two hours at a time.

The schedule will also include a 30-minute disinfection period between each two-hour session.

Sessions must be reserved, and can be reserved up to seven days in advance. The cost is $7 per session per person for ages 3 and up.

The Tremont Pool will open Friday, June 12, with session passes going on sale beginning at noon on Friday, June 5. Tremont will feature an early morning swim with one person per lap lane. Thirty-minute sessions are also available for $2 per session, and up to two consecutive sessions can be scheduled.

The Devon Pool will open Monday, June 15, with session passes going on sale beginning at Monday, June 8, at noon. Devon will offer an adult-only swim session daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Reed Road Water Park will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Activities offered at the pool will include open swim, early morning lap swimming, water waling and aerobic classes, and swim lessons.

For more information and to purchase pool passes, click here.

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Viral video shows 9-year-old girl speaking out at downtown Columbus protest

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:56

The video has thousands of shares on Facebook.

Misty Johnston recorded her 9-year-old daughter, Aubrey Johnson, speaking up at the protest on Sunday.

Misty brought her two daughters, Aubrey and Brooklyn, to the protest on Sunday and also on Tuesday. She recorded the viral video on Sunday.

Aubrey told us she knew right away while at the protest that she needed to say something.

“I’m like I really need to get over there and express my feelings so I don’t need to say it all up in my head; it was really sad to say it and it’s very sad to see all these people here protesting,” Aubrey said.

In her speech, in the video that is going viral, she said “If I get it you should too.”

Her mother said she’s extremely proud of both of her girls for standing up for others and protesting.

“My heart melts it really does but it also breaks at the same time, you know we live in a world where not everything is right and I’m so incredibly proud that my girls took a stand,” Misty said.

Aubrey said she got emotional while in the middle of the circle of protesters giving her speech. She said many of the protesters were patting her on the back and telling her she’s got this.

“Also when I was up there doing the speech I forgot to say it, but I was going to say not all lives matter until black lives matter and it’s very sad to see everybody speaking up there and crying,” Aubrey said.

Her sister was also part of the protests on Sunday and Tuesday.

“It’s just sad how we have to do this, we should just let them have freedom,” Brooklyn said.

Brooklyn is also going viral online. Her mother took photos of her and her friends holding signs together. One sign says, “Our generation will do better.”

Misty Johnston

“We are needing to at least be peaceful and we need justice,” Brooklyn said.

Misty said her post is getting mixed opinions. She has had comments as to why she brought her daughters to a protest.

“I feel like that’s what we need, we need the youth to get involved we need the youth to speak up we need to teach these kids and educate them because they’re our next generation they are our future,” Misty said.

She said the protest on Sunday was peaceful as well as Tuesday, which is another reason she’s felt comfortable bringing them.

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George W. Bush: 'It is time for America to examine our tragic failures'

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:54

HOUSTON (KHOU) — In the wake of George Floyd's death, former President George W. Bush said he and his wife, Laura, were "disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country."

The Bushes said they didn't feel like it was their time to speak out, but rather it was time for them to listen.

"It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country," the Bushes' statement reads.

George and Laura said they believe that peaceful marches are good for the country.

Here is the full statement:

"Laura and I are anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country. Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out, because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for us to listen. It is time for America to examine our tragic failures – and as we do, we will also see some of our redeeming strengths.

"It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country. It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future. This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society? The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving. Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place.

"America’s greatest challenge has long been to unite people of very different backgrounds into a single nation of justice and opportunity. The doctrine and habits of racial superiority, which once nearly split our country, still threaten our Union. The answers to American problems are found by living up to American ideals — to the fundamental truth that all human beings are created equal and endowed by God with certain rights. We have often underestimated how radical that quest really is, and how our cherished principles challenge systems of intended or assumed injustice. The heroes of America — from Frederick Douglass, to Harriet Tubman, to Abraham Lincoln, to Martin Luther King, Jr. — are heroes of unity. Their calling has never been for the fainthearted. They often revealed the nation’s disturbing bigotry and exploitation — stains on our character sometimes difficult for the American majority to examine. We can only see the reality of America's need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised.

"That is exactly where we now stand. Many doubt the justice of our country, and with good reason. Black people see the repeated violation of their rights without an urgent and adequate response from American institutions. We know that lasting justice will only come by peaceful means. Looting is not liberation, and destruction is not progress. But we also know that lasting peace in our communities requires truly equal justice. The rule of law ultimately depends on the fairness and legitimacy of the legal system. And achieving justice for all is the duty of all.

"This will require a consistent, courageous, and creative effort. We serve our neighbors best when we try to understand their experience. We love our neighbors as ourselves when we treat them as equals, in both protection and compassion. There is a better way — the way of empathy, and shared commitment, and bold action, and a peace rooted in justice. I am confident that together, Americans will choose the better way."

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Pair charged in Worthington Learning Center child endangerment case plead guilty

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:52

COLUMBUS (WCHM) — Two former employees of a Worthington-based child care center have both pleaded guilty of child endangerment charges following an incident last September in which police said a young girl was bullied by fellow students and held upside by her ankle by one of the employees.

As a result of the pleas entered Tuesday, both Emma Merissah Dietrich, of Columbus, and Joshua Steven Tennant, also of Columbus, are sentenced to two years probation and 150 hours of community service.

The pair pleaded guilty to one charge each of endangering children – create substantial risk of harm.

Columbus Police investigated the case after a video surfaced allegedly showing Worthington Learning Center employees Dietrich and Tennant allowing a young girl to be bullied right in front of them while they did nothing to stop it.

The video shows the older students grabbing, pulling, dragging, swinging and “bullying” the girl, who appears frightened and keeps her eyes closed or covered, police said. At one point, the girl attempts to curl up into a fetal position.

Court documents filed by police state both Dietrich and Tennant allowed the incident to happen as a form of discipline.

At one point in the video, Tennant appears to pick up the young girl by her right ankle, grabs her other leg, and carries her upside down, placing her on a rug, according to police.

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Man injured following drive-by shooting

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:28

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One man is in stable condition after Columbus Police said he was shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded to a call at Ohio State University Hospital for walk-in shooting victim at approximately 4:15 p.m.

The victim arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

According to police, the man was traveling north on I-71 between I-70 and I-670 with two friends when a single gunshot was fired by a passing motorist, hitting the victim.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141.

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Dr. Acton becomes emotional discussing health disparities faced by minorities

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:22

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Dr. Amy Acton began her own remarks Tuesday running through Ohio's latest COVID-19 statistics, she grew emotional as she discussed the health disparities faced by minorities.

“It is unacceptable that your ZIP code on average can predict how long you will live," Acton said. “There are things we can’t control. But there are things that are in our control. And even in the times when we’re on our knees and reeling is this pearl of hope that we can do more.”

She also made a direct appeal to Ohioans to fight both disparities in health care and racism.

“I am begging of you. Please use your voice. Speak. Most importantly listen, please listen to one another," Acton said. “But I beg of you not to hurt one another. We cannot see the other person as that, as ‘other.’”

Dr. Acton’s reaction came after Gov. Mike DeWine announced he is increasing efforts to improve issues of health and economic disparities, racism, and inequity in Ohio.

"I am seeking dialogue to solve these problems and seeking strategies for the implementation of reforms," DeWine said. "Whether it is in the urban core or the hills of Appalachia, we have Ohioans who are not living up to their God-given potential because they simply do not have the same opportunities. That is wrong, and we have a moral obligation to change that.”

DeWine said race is indisputably a factor in all kinds of health, education, and economic disparities and these issues have plagued the nation since its inception.

"While there are no simple solutions, we must be a positive voice in advancing change for all of those who are marginalized and in creating equity in health, education, and economic opportunity,” he said.

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Unrest in downtown Columbus forces restaurant to remain closed

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:59

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Jeff Ruby Steakhouse in Columbus was set to reopen after more than two months of being closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

However, the protests in the downtown area have pushed that opening date back.

CEO Britney Ruby Miller joined NBC4 live Tuesday afternoon to talk about the decision to remain closed.

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Several ramps to downtown Columbus closed by police

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:41

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Transportation has closed a number of exit ramps into the downtown Columbus area Tuesday evening at the request of the city’s police department.

ODOT has closed the following ramps into downtown Columbus, effective immediately:

  • I-70 eastbound to Front Street
  • I-70 eastbound to Livingston Avenue
  • I-70 westbound to Mound Street
  • I-71 northbound to East Broad Street
  • I-71 southbound to East Main Street
  • I-71 southbound to Spring Street
  • I-670 westbound to Third Street
  • I-670 westbound to Third/High Street

ODOT did not state how long the ramps would be closed.

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DeWine says police training needs to be a focus

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:41

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine normally starts his press briefings talking about COVID-19, but on Tuesday the focus was about addressing the issues facing people of color, how police interact with them, and what can be done so that all Ohioans are treated equally and with dignity.

"Protestors who are expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd that demonstrating is not only understandable but appropriate," he said.

The governor said nearly 60-years since the Civil Rights movement people of color are still facing disparities.

"We still have too many Ohioans living in the shadow of opportunity with racism in our country, there is an inequality in our country. I am the governor for all people for the state of Ohio to defend the defenseless it's my job to bring people together," he said.

How he plans to do that wasn't clear, but he said it's everyone's moral obligation to solve it.

On the issue of policing, he said we need better-trained officers.

"We must make sure that our law enforcement officers are trained in the best de-escalation and proper techniques. We must have best practices by all law enforcement in the state of Ohio. We must improve law enforcement access to training we must continue to enhance transparency between police and the public. We must work to recruit more minorities, and improve more oversight and accountability," he said.

When 10TV asked the governor if he supported citizen review boards for police departments, which are designed to look at police practices, the governor said he wasn't sure about that but he would look into it.

DeWine said it's time the state stops the policy that allows for bad cops to leave one department and go to another. He added a vast majority of the law enforcement to a phenomenal job.

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Science from home: Walking Rainbow

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:52
What you need:
  • Clear cups (recommend 6-7)
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Paper towels
  • Spoon/ something to stir with
  • Time: 2 hours (can vary)
Steps:
  1. Fill every other cup about 3/4 full of water
  2. Add food coloring to the water (recommend adding primary colors: red, yellow & blue)
  3. Stir in food coloring so it is evenly dispersed
  4. Fold paper towel in half longways (creating a skinnier, but still tall paper towel)
  5. Fold paper towel longways again, keeping height, but making it skinnier
  6. Place half of the paper towel into the water, and put the other half into the dry cup
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 until folded paper towels connect all of the cups
  8. Wait and watch what happens

The science and how this applies to the Earth:

Just like us, plants need water they need to survive. But, unlike humans who can just drink the water, they have roots that transfer it through the plant.

In this experiment, the paper towels will act as the roots of the plant, and the empty cups represent the leaves of the plant (which might be dry after a couple of days without rain).

You might have noticed that right away, the paper towel starts to absorb the water, much like roots absorb water from the ground.

But, this seems to defy what we know about gravity.

This is actually because of a compound found in plants and in the paper towels called cellulose. Cellulose is able to resist gravity as it pulls water up in a process called capillary action. It’s this capillary action that’s able to bring water from the ground up to the highest branches on a tree.

The water is also demonstrating properties of adhesion and cohesion.

Simply put, it’s how water sticks to itself (cohesion) or when water is sticking to something else (adhesion).

In this experiment, the water molecules attached to the cellulose as it traveled up the paper towel. This is an example of adhesion.

The water molecules are also attracted to each other, which demonstrates cohesion. We see that right away as the water bleeds up the paper towel, drawing in more water behind it.

Since the adhesion at the beginning of the experiment is stronger than cohesion, capillary action occurs and the color starts climbing up.

Once the paper towels are completely saturated, cohesion becomes stronger, gravity takes over and then the water is dropped into the empty cup.

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Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis police in George Floyd death

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:27

(KARE) - The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has announced it will file a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd, and begin an investigation into MPD.

According to a news release, the investigation will focus on policies, procedures and practices over the past 10 years to "determine if the MPD has engaged in systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color and ensure any such practices are stopped."

Minnesotans with information for the investigation are asked to contact the Department of Human Rights.

“Silence is complicity. Minnesotans can expect our administration to use every tool at our disposal to deconstruct generations of systemic racism in our state,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement. “As we move forward, we ask the community to watch what we do, not what we say. It is going to take action at all levels from the neighborhood on up, to get the change we need to see. This effort is only one of many steps to come in our effort to restore trust with those in the community who have been unseen and unheard for far too long.”

The announcement comes five days after the Hennepin County Attorney filed criminal charges against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer seen on video with his knee on George Floyd's neck.

On Sunday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison would take over the lead in any prosecutions tied to the case.

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Condado closes Columbus locations Tuesday after employees did not fill troopers' order

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:19

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Condado closed all of its locations in Columbus on June 2 "out of an abundance of caution for the safety of employees and guests," a spokesperson told 10TV in an e-mailed statement.

The spokesperson said the decision to close for the day came after employees did not fill a catering order at the Polaris location that was placed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Monday.

The employees did not feel comfortable completing the order and when they brought their concerns to the regional manager, they were told they had the option to not work on the order, the spokesperson said.

Those employees then chose to not finish their shift Monday night, according to the spokesperson.

Some posts on social media claimed the employees were fired but the spokesperson said their jobs are still intact if they come back.

"We built Condado to be a place that is open to everyone, without judgment or fear, and we have a zero-tolerance policy for racism, prejudice and discrimination" the spokesperson said in a statement.

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Central Ohio restaurants donate portion of profits for food assistance

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:17

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus area businesses are giving up a portion of their profits Tuesday night so that families in need of food assistance can get it.

This nationwide effort was put together by fundraising platform GroupRaise.
The nine Franklin County businesses below are donating 15-20% of a customer’s bill to the Mid Ohio Food Collective.

Each business has set specific hours when this will be active, some are longer than others. It is important for customers to mention that they want their order to participate in this experience.

They can mention Mid Ohio Food Collective or GroupRaise in many cases.

A full list of all restaurants in Ohio participating can be found here  Following the link will also allow you to click on the restaurant you are interested in going to and see the details of how and when to participate.

  • Simply Rolled Ice-Cream  
    673 Worthington Rd  
    Westerville, OH 43082  
    Donates 20%  
  • CHOP5 Salad Kitchen  
    2044 Polaris Parkway  
    Columbus, OH 43240  
    Donates 20%  
  • LaRosa’s Pizzeria  
    7048 Hospital Drive  
    Dublin, OH 43016  
    Donates 15%  
  • On The Border  
    4175 Morse Crossing  
    Columbus, OH 43219  
    Donates 20%  
  • Simply Rolled Ice-Cream  
    970 N High St  
    Columbus, OH 43201  
    Donates 20%  
  • The Red Brick Tap & Grill  
    292 East Gates Street  
    Columbus, OH 43206  
    Donates 15%  
  • Smokey Bones  
    1615 Stringtown Road  
    Grove City, OH 43123  
    Donates 20%  
  • McAlister’s Deli  
    1593 Hilliard Rome Road  
    Columbus, OH 43228  
    Donates 15%  
  • Cinco  
    1 S High St  
    Columbus, OH 43215  
    Donates 20% 
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Ohio coronavirus updates: 33,892 confirmed cases in the state, 2,041 deaths

Channel 10 news - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:12

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:


Confirmed cases as of June 2
Reported by Ohio Department of Health

  • 33,501 confirmed cases
  • 2,041 deaths
  • 6,130 hospitalizations


ODH is also reporting 2,521 probable cases and 217 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.

Breakdown of Ohio cases by county >>

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SCHOOL THIS FALL

Gov. Mike DeWine said the state is planning to have K-12 students return to classrooms this fall.

“We fully intend to have school in the fall," DeWine said. "Our goal is to have kids in the classroom."

K-12 students were initially sent home from school for a three-week break beginning on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeWine said the state is currently working on health and safety guidelines for schools to implement upon return.

In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines for schools to consider for reopening.

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CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING

Watch Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton's latest update on COVID-19 in Ohio:

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STATE BUDGET CUTS

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is seeking pay freezes and cuts for state employees as the coronavirus pandemic continues to depress tax revenue.

Kimberly Murnieks is DeWine's director of the Office of Budget and Management. She said Monday that updated forecasts for the budget year beginning July 1 now show a $2.5 billion hole in state funding.

In response Murnieks said her office will ask lawmakers to freeze pay for non-union employees beginning in July.

Murnieks is also ordering pay cuts of 3.8% for non-union workers and 4% for cabinet directors, which would include her own salary.

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Protesters skeptical about civilian review on Columbus Police using excessive force

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:11

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Protests turned violent in Columbus on the first day, but most have been peaceful during the past four days. The community has been calling on action by city officials and Mayor Andrew Ginther after complaints of officers using excessive force during some of the protests.

Ian Brandeberry and his roommate say they were protesting peacefully when they say officers tackled and arrested them.

“At some point, I see [my roommate] get hip checked and tackled to the ground,” Brandeberry said.
“They wouldn’t tell us what we were being charged with, wouldn’t give us water or let us use the restroom.” 

Residents like Brandeberry are wondering why this happened to them and what will be done about it. Mayor Ginther announced situations like these would be investigated and is asking for people to send evidence of excessive force by the Columbus Division of Police to a special email address for civilian review.

“There are places where this is not an issue and it just sucks to be reminded how bad the racial tensions are in Columbus,” Brandeberry said.

Joanna Marshall lives one block off of High Street and she said she saw excessive force used on Saturday. 

“I saw someone shot in the hand and she looked to me like she thought her hand was broken,” Marshall said. “The crowd actions at that point did not level that warrant of force.” 

Many protesters who were injured or arrested are taking legal action and won’t speak with the media until their case is resolved.

“I think it’s reasonable to hold police to a different standard than everyone else,” Marshall said.

Brandeberry and Marshall sent their complaints to the new civilian review board set up by Mayor Ginther.

“We want to see all the instances where police acted inappropriately,” Mayor Ginther said in a social media post.

Marshall says she stands behind the idea of a civilian board but doesn’t agree with who is on the panel.

“I think it’s a joke,” she said.

Mayor Ginther says the cases will be investigated by a civilian outside the chain of command from the Department of Public Safety’s Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Office.

“It will be made up of Asst. Dir., Deputy Dir. and we’ll also have a faith leader that will be a part of that group,” Mayor Ginther said.

Brandeberry says he’s still not confident in Columbus’ leaders even with this new protocol.

“I don’t have a reason to think they’re looking out for our best interests,” he said.

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Short North post office relocates offices

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:10

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–The United States Postal Service will relocate its operations beginning June 3. Its services aer temporarily suspended because of damaged window and doors.

In a news release Tuesday, June 2, USPS states that it needs to comply with OSHA and USPS regulations to safeguard the health and safety of cuswtomers and employees.

Post office box customers may pick up their mail at the Columbus Main Post Office at 850 Twin Rivers Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43216. Customers should follow signs for “caller service when arriving at the parking lot. They will need valid proof of identification. The service will be open Monday through Friday 10 AM – 4 PM.

Retail hours at the main post offie are from 8 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM.

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Protesters return to downtown Columbus

News Channel 4 - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:02

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — People have returned to downtown Columbus for a sixth day of demonstrations.

Hundreds of people in Columbus are joining thousands more across the country and the world. Most are peacefully calling for systemic changes to address racial disparity.

The protests are in response to the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man killed last week in police custody.

While a few agitators have destroyed property and businesses, most are calling for change peacefully.

There’s a curfew in Columbus that takes effect every night at 10 and lifts and 6am. City leaders say that will stay in place indefinitely.

Here are the signs James is talking about. pic.twitter.com/QL8L7TqByq

— Whitney Harding (@WhitneyNBC4) June 2, 2020

People continue to bring water and snacks for the protestors. @nbc4i pic.twitter.com/DFADX3JRQR

— Whitney Harding (@WhitneyNBC4) June 2, 2020

Fresh art is going up on the boards across the street from the statehouse @nbc4i pic.twitter.com/cQNQqIMbDi

— Whitney Harding (@WhitneyNBC4) June 2, 2020
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